Reworked – The Company Culture Podcast
Welcome to Reworked, the company culture podcast from inclusion and diversity specialists EW Group. Reworked examines our working lives and takes a fresh look at the way we work. Every fortnight you’ll get the latest thinking on company culture from leading experts in organisational culture and inclusive leadership. Take our thought leaders with you on your commute.
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Episode 2 – Intrapreneurship with Marianne Constans
EW Group MD Rachael Wilson travels to Paris to talk to HR professional and inclusion specialist Marianne Constans about driving cultural change in organisations.
Marianne is closely involved in the growing intrapreneurship movement across Europe. What is intrapreneurship? It’s the idea of using entrepreneurial skills to lead innovation or change within a large organisation, whether that means products, processes or working cultures.
Marianne talks about her experiences of implementing organisational change around diversity and inclusion at the FTSE100 company Imperial Brands in Bristol. She provides a great insight into how to make real change happen within the constraints of a large company.
To learn more about the intrapreneurship movement, check out these links:
The League of Intrapreneurs – a community of intrapreneurs based in London, with case studies and practical tools
The book Marianne co-wrote on the subject (currently only available in French)
The Intrapreneurship Conference – a global platform that organises conferences around the world
This TED Talk by Shoel Perelman – ‘How a Company can Nurture its Internal Rebels’
Episode 1 – Trust with Chris Paton
Studies show that having a sense of purpose is increasingly what drives us to work. Building a culture of trust is one way to create that feeling for people.
During his time in the armed forces, Chris Paton was responsible for advising on Afghan Strategy and plans to the Cabinet Office and National Security Council. He also saw active service in a wide range of places including Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Georgia, and Afghanistan.
Chris has since founded the business wargaming consultancy Quirk Solutions, and specialises in working with public and private companies to stress-test their strategic plans through a facilitated technique called wargaming. Having been a leader himself in a high stakes armed forces environment, he now works closely with business leaders at the likes of Shell, Waitrose and Heineken. As Chris explains, when the stakes are high, we need to trust the people we work with.
Culturally intelligent leaders are 3.5 times more likely to get the full potential out of their staff
Teams with more than one member who represent your target customers are up to 158% more likely to understand their needs
What are the skills needed for the 21st-century workplace?
We’re interested in the micro-culture of work. How do we create a more inclusive culture, where everyone can contribute and thrive? There is no single ‘corporate culture’ anymore.
In Reworked, we’ll talk to employers, cultural commentators and employees themselves to find out just how different our working lives can be.
Our company culture podcast is hosted by EW Group MD Rachael Wilson.
Company culture and the race for talent
For businesses everywhere, the race is on to build a truly 21st-century workplace. Competition is fierce when it comes to attracting, recruiting and retaining the very best talent.
And the motivations of that talent are changing. People are choosing company cultures that focus on inclusive working environments. Trust, open communication and acceptance of difference are no longer the nice-to-haves; they’re the must-haves.